The UMKC Environmental Health and Safety department is seeking an experienced Biological Safety Professional. Successful candidates will be responsive, team-oriented problem solvers, known for their flexibility and adaptability, as well as their desire to learn. Serving as UMKC's Biological Safety Officer, will ensure the safe and responsible conduct of biological research at UMKC through leadership, collaboration, and technical expertise, and serve as a subject matter expert for all matters related to harmful agents of a biological nature. Will provide technical guidance regarding facilities, work practices and equipment for protection of personnel, laboratories and environmental from biological hazards in accordance with applicable university policies and state and federal laws. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Lead UMKC's biological safety program through strong, collaborative interactions with principal investigators, postdocs, laboratory staff, and students.
Serve as a member of the UMKC Institutional Biosafety Committee.
Ensure institutional compliance with applicable regulations, guidelines, and policies.
Develop and implement evidence-based policies and best practices to improve safety and prevent injuries and illnesses.
Inspect laboratories and other locations where biological hazards may be present. Identify, document, and communicate deficiencies and provide assistance for correction.
Conduct post-incident investigations, formulate appropriate corrective actions, and assist in their successful implementation.
Promote teamwork within the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and assist in other program areas as needed.
A Bachelor's degree in related/ relevant area and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Master's Degree in Biosafety/Biosecurity, Microbiology, or Biological Sciences
Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) or the ability to achieve eligibility within two years of date of hire
Eligibility to sit for the Certified Biosafety Professional (CBSP) examination or the ability to achieve eligibility within two years of date of hire
Full Time/Part Time
$47,476 - $60,469
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Review of applications will begin immediately.
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Founded in 1929 as the University of Kansas City, UMKC has expanded to three campuses, which house 11 different schools and colleges. We are a great university in one of America’s “smartest cities.” Today, UMKC is Kansas City’s 24th-largest employer, with over 3,500 staff and faculty supporting our more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
As a UMKC employee, you’ll belong to an engaged, diverse community. You’ll also enjoy many competitive benefits, including health, dental, life and other insurance plans; a comprehensive retirement program; and significant tuition assistance and reimbursement programs for employees and their qualifying dependents. For more information, visit the Benefits page. With career options in numerous fields, both academic and administrative, UMKC could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.